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Varixes (Lat.: Varizen)

Changes in the blood vessels, especially in the lower part of the body, caused by blood stasis. Causes for this blood stasis in the veins often area a lack of exercise or long periods of standing. Besides an esthetically bothersome finding, varixes and their consecutive consequences can be very painful. Blood clots, that can plug the blood vessels (so called embolism), can develop easily.

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